Claims of The Saviors
It is claimed by the disciples of Jesus Christ that he was of
supernatural and divine origin; that, although he was woman
conceived, he was deity begotten, and molded in human form, but
comprehending in essence a full measure of the infinite Godhead,
thus making him half human and half divine in his sublunary origin.
It is claimed that he was full and perfect God, and perfect
man; and while he was God, he was also the son of God,
and as such was sent down by the father to save the fallen and
guilty world; and that thus his mission pertained to the whole human
race; and his inspired seers are made to declare that ultimately
every nation, tongue, kindred, and people under heaven will
acknowledge allegiance to his government, and concede his right to
reign and rule the world; that "every knee must bow, and every
tongue confess that Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God
But we do not find that this prophecy has ever been or is likely to
be fulfilled. We do not observe that this claim to the infinite
deityship of Jesus Christ has been or is likely to be
On the contrary, it is found that by a
portion, and a large portion of the people of even those nations now
called Christian, this claim has been steadily and unswervingly controverted, through the whole line of history, stretching through
the nearly two thousand years which have elapsed since his advent to
Even some of those who are represented to have been personally
acquainted with him - aye! some of his own brethren in the flesh,
children in the same household, children of the same mother - had
the temerity to question the tenableness of his claim to a divine
emanation. And when we extend our researches to other countries, we
find his claim, so far from being conceded, is denied and contested
by whole nations upon other grounds. It is met and confronted by
Upon this ground hundreds of millions of the established believers
in divine revelation - hundreds of millions of believers in the
divine character and origin of religion - reject the pretensions set
up for Jesus Christ.
They admit both a God and a
Savior, but do not accept Jesus of Nazareth as being either.
They admit a Messiah, but not ítheí Messiah; these nations contend that
the title is misplaced which makes "the man Christ Jesus" the
Savior of the world. They claim to have been honored with the birth
of the true Savior among them, and defend this claim upon the ground
of priority of date.
They aver that the advents of their Messiahs
were long prior to that of the Christians, and that this
circumstance adjudicates for them a superiority of claim as to
having had the true Messiah born upon their soil.
It is argued that, as the story of the incarnation of the
Christiansí Savior is of more recent date than those of the oriental
and the ancient religions (as is conceded by Christians
themselves), the origin of the former is thus indicated and
foreshadowed as being an outgrowth from, if not a plagiarism upon
the latter - a borrowed copy, of which the pagan stories furnish the
Here, then, we observe a rivalship of claims, as to which
of the remarkable personages who have figured in the world of
Saviors, Messiahs, and Sons of God, in different ages and
different countries, can be considered the true Savior and "sent of
God;" or whether all should be, or the claims of all rejected.
For researchers in oriental history reveal the remarkable fact that
stories of incarnate Gods answering to and resembling the
miraculous character of Jesus Christ have been prevalent in
most if not all the principal religious heathen nations of
antiquity; and the accounts and narrations of some of these deific
incarnations bear such a striking resemblance to that of the
Christian Savior - not only in their general features, but in some
cases the most minute details, from the legend of the immaculate
conception to that of the crucifixion, and subsequent ascension into
heaven - that one might almost be mistaken for another.
More than twenty claims of this kind - claims of being invested with
divine honor (deified) - have come forward and presented themselves
at the bar of the world, with their credentials, to contest the
verdict of Christendom, in having proclaimed Jesus Christ, "the
only son, and sent of God:" twenty Messiahs, Saviors, and Sons
of God, according to history or tradition, have in past
times, descended from heaven, and taken upon themselves the form of
men, clothing themselves with human flesh, and furnishing
incontestable evidence of a divine origin, by various miracles,
marvelous works, and superlative virtues
And finally these (more
Jesus Christs (accepting their character of the name)
laid the foundation for the salvation of the world, and ascended
back to heaven:
Adad of Assyria
Adonis, son of the virgin Io
Alcides of Thebes
Atys of Phrygia
Baal and Taut, "the only
Begotten of God," of Phoenicia
Bali of Afghanistan
Beddru of Japan
Buddha Sakia of India
Cadmus of Greece
Crite of Chaldea
Deva Tat, and Sammonocadam
Divine Teacher of Plato
Fohi and Tien of China
Gentaut and Quexalcote of
Hesus of Eros, and
Bremrillah, of the Druids
Hil and Feta of the
Ischy of the Island of
Ixion and Quirnus of Rome
Holy One of Xaca
Indra of Tibet
Jao of Nepal
Krishna of Hindostan
Mikado of the Sintoos
Mohammed, or Mahomet, of
Odin of the Scandinavians
Prometheus of Caucasus
Salivahana of Bermuda
Thammuz of Syria
Thor, son of Odin, of the
Universal Monarch of the
Wittoba of the Bilingonese
Xamolxis of Thrace
Zoar of the Bonzes
Zoroaster and Mithra of
Zulis, or Zhule, also Osiris
and Orus, of Egypt
In order to appreciate the comparison
that follows, we offer some information about who Horus is
and how he fits into Egyptian culture:
PíTAH (Gods of Heaven came to
Earth from the Celestial Disk) installed as Egyptís first
Divine Ruler his own son RA and
RA then divided the Egyptian
kingdom between the ígodsí...
OSIRIS and SETH who fought over
control of the kingdom.
After OSIRIS was killed,
resuscitated and resurrected, his place on the throne was
taken over by his son...
HORUS, whose mother was
Then HORUS was given Upper and
Lower Egypt by the Lord of the Earth thus becoming the
legitimate heir in the RA-OSIRIS line of succession,
establishing that kingship had a perpetual divine
(To understand Egyptian history,
one must read
Sitchinís books about the Sumerian
civilization and its
connection to Egypt.)
Some say that the Christian religion
came directly out of the Egyptian religion; at least, it was the
probable source of the origins of Christianity. Be it further noted
Zecharia Sitchin in
The Lost Realms
(page 183), claims that the Sumerian
ENKI was the Egyptian PíTAH, the
Sumerian MARDUK was the Egyptian RA and NINGISH was the Egyptian
THOTH. Now letís compare the Egyptian HORUS with the Christian
A List of the similarities between Horus and Jesus:
Horus and the Father are one.
Jesus says, "I and My Father are
one. He that seeth Me, seeth Him that sent Me."
Horus is the Father seen in the
Jesus claims to be the Son in
whom the Father is revealed.
Horus was the light of the
world, the light that is represented by the symbolical eye,
the sign of salvation.
Jesus is made to declare that He
is the light of the world.
Horus was the way, the truth,
the life by name and in person.
Jesus is made to assert that he
is the way, the truth, and the life.
Horus was the plant, the shoot,
Jesus is made to say: "I am the
Horus says: It is I who traverse
the heaven; I go round the Sekhet-Arru (the Elysian Fields);
Eternity has been assigned to me without end. Lo! I am heir
of endless time and my attribute is eternity.
Jesus says: " I am come down
from Heaven. For this is the will of the Father that
everyone who beholdeth the Son and believeth in Him should
have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day."
(He, too, claims to be lord of eternity.)
Horus says: " I open the Tuat
that I may drive away the darkness."
Jesus says: " I am come a light
unto the world."
Horus says: I am equipped with
thy words O Ra (the father in heaven) (ch.32) and repeat
them to those who are deprived of breath. (ch.38). These
were the words of the father in heaven.
Jesus says: " The Father which
sent me, he hath given me a commandment, what I should say
and what I should speak. Whatsoever I speak, therefore, even
as the Father said unto me, so I speak. The word which ye
hear is not mine, but the Fatherís which sent me."
A comparative list of some pre-existing
types to Christianity shows further how these types were brought on
in the canonical Gospels and the Book of Revelation:
1. Horus baptized with water by
Anup = Jesus Baptized with water by John.
2. Anup, the Baptizer = John the Baptist.
3. Aan, a name of the divine scribe = John the divine
4. Horus born in Annu, the place of bread = Jesus born in
Bethlehem, the house of bread.
5. Horus the Good Shepherd with the crook upon his shoulders
= Jesus the Good Shepherd with the lamb or kid upon his
6. The Seven on board the boat with Horus = The seven
fishers on board the boat with Jesus.
7. Horus as the Lamb = Jesus as the Lamb.
8. Horus as the Lion = Jesus as the Lion.
9. Horus identified with the Tat or Cross = Jesus identified
with the Cross.
10. Horus of twelve years = Jesus of twelve years.
11. Horus made a man of thirty years in his baptism = Jesus
made a man of thirty years in his baptism.
12. Horus the Krst = Jesus the Christ.
13. Horus the manifesting Son of God = Jesus the manifesting
Son of God.
14. The trinity of Atum the Father, Horus the Son, and Ra
the Holy Spirit = The trinity of the Father, Son and Holy
15. The first Horus as a child of the Virgin, the second as
the Son of Ra = Jesus as the Virgins child, the Christ as
Son of the Father.
16. Horus the sower and Set the destroyer in the harvesting
= Jesus the sower of the good seed and Satan the sower of
17. Horus carried off by Set to the summit of Mount Hetep =
Jesus spirited away by Satan into an exceedingly high
18. Set and Horus contending on the Mount = Jesus and Satan
contending on the Mount.
19. The Star as the announcer of the child Horus = The Star
in the East that indicated the birthplace of Jesus.
20. Hours the avenger = Jesus who brings the sword.
21. Horus as Iu-em-Hetep, who comes with peace = Jesus the
bringer of peace.
22. Horus the afflicted one = Jesus the afflicted one.
23. Horus as the type of life eternal = Jesus the type of
24. Horus as Iu-em-Hetep, the child teacher in the temple =
The child Jesus as teacher in the temple.
25. The mummy bandage that was woven without seam =The
vesture of Christ without a seam.
26. Twelve followers of Horus as Har-Khutti = Twelve
followers of Jesus as the twelve disciples.
27. The revelation written down by Aan (Tehuti) the scribe
of divine words = The revelation by John the divine.
28. The saluter Aani, who bears witness to the word of Ra
and to the testimony of Horus = John who bears witness to
the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.
29. The secret of the Mysteries revealed by Taht-Aan = The
secret of the Mysteries made known by John.
30. Horus the Morning Star = Jesus the Morning Star.
31. Horus who gives the Morning Star to his followers =
Jesus who gives the Morning Star to his followers.
32. The name of Ra on the head of the deceased = The name of
the Father written on the forehead.
33. The Paradise of the Pole Star-Am-Khemen = The Holy City
lighted by one luminary, that is neither the Sun nor the
Moon = the Pole Star.
34. The Har-Seshu, or servants of Horus = The servants of
In addition, an extensive excerpt from
Comparative Cosmology by Akif Manaf J., Ph.D. is posted
Excerpt from Churchwardís Book Of Religion, first published in 1924:
Here is a small list of writers that
lived during the time of Jesus, aside from two forged passages in
the work of a Jewish author, and two disputed passages in the work
of Roman writers, there is to be found no mention of Jesus Christ in
this mass of Jewish and Pagan writers.
Justus of Tiberius
Pliny the Elder
Pliny the Younger
Theon of Smyran
Imagine that an event so important to
the history and well being of man not being recorded by a single
writer of the time it occurred.
It is liken to man landing on the
moon and walking on it for the first time in the history of man, and
have not a single person write about it during the time it occurred.
Read the complete work:
The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors
- Christianity Before Christ